In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers head to the Fungus Fair: A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms.
Hands-on activities at the Fungus Fair include crafts, mushroom dyes, and do-it-your-self mushroom growing kits.
We have many educational tables on varied subjects such as:
• Identification table - bring your specimens to find out what you found!
• medicinal mushrooms
• psychedelic fungi
• microscopes and spore prints
There will be a naturalistic woodland display and tables with more than 300 identified species of locally collected fungi.
Dogs or other pets are not allowed inside the SF County Fair Building, with the exception of service/guide dogs (City Ordinance 603-81, Park Code 5.02).
This is NOT an MSSF event, see links below for more information.
Saturday December 14, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops. PLEASE NOTE: Online pre-registration is required to attend this event. Sunday December 15, 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday we host the 8th annual Wild Mushroom Exposition. The Exposition will provide presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms and their attributes. There will be wild-crafted food concessions, mushroom-themed merchandise available for sale, and lectures and workshops that celebrate fungi. Popular exhibits include more than 200 identified fungi species, UV bio-phosphorescent reaction room, DNA phylogenetic tree display, and edible mushroom table. more info...
Join Sean Parnell, Jill Easterday, and Mino de Angelis of Bay Area Applied Mycology!
During this presentation Sean, Jill, and Mini will provide introductory information about Mycoremediation where fungi break down or absorb toxins.
This is NOT an MSSF event, see link below for more information. more info...
MSSF Annual Budget & Council Meeting (late August or early September) Monthly MSSF Council Meeting more info...